Thermal and optical properties of new poly(amide-imide)-nanocomposite reinforced by layer silicate based on chiral n-trimellitylimido-L-valine

Khalil Faghihi, Masoumeh Soleimani, Shabnam Nezami, Meisam Shabanian


Two new samples of poly(amide-imide)-montmorillonite reinforced nanocomposites containing N-trimellitylimido-L-valine moiety in the main chain were synthesized by a convenient solution intercalation technique. Poly(amide-imide) (PAI) 5 as a source of polymer matrix was synthesized by the direct polycondensation reaction of N-trimellitylimido-L-valine (3) with 4,4′-diaminodiphenyl ether 4 in the presence of triphenyl phosphite (TPP), CaCl2, pyridine and N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone (NMP). Morphology and structure of the resulting PA-nanocomposite films (5a) and (5b) with 10 and 20 % silicate particles were characterized by FTIR spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction (XRD) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The effect of clay dispersion and the interaction between clay and polymeric chains on the properties of nanocomposite films were investigated by using Uv-vis spectroscopy,  thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) and water uptake measurements.


N-trimellitylimido-L-valine moiety; poly(amide-imide); montmorillonite; nanocomposite; optical and thermal properties

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